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Re: How to read and write the same socket in different threads?

On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 02:25:17 +0800, Leo Jay <py***********@gmail.comwrote:
>On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 1:58 AM, Jean-Paul Calderone <ex*****@divmod.comwrote:
>On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 01:47:23 +0800, Leo Jay <py***********@gmail.comwrote:
I'd like to read and write the same socket in different threads.
one thread is only used to read from the socket, and the other is only
used to write to the socket.
But I always get a 10022 'Invalid argument' exception. Anyone knows why?

I'm using windows xp.

my source code is here:

You're connecting and accepting with the same socket. That's not a very
good thing to do. You're not even reading and writing on the same socket,
since you're writing to the socket which you get from accept (if the code
could get that far).

not exactly. the socket connecting to port 1 is listening to port 2.
port 1 and port 2 are not the same.
No - it's just what I said. create_socket creates one socket and passes
it to read_socket and write_socket. read_socket calls connect on the
socket it is passed. write_socket calls accept on the socket it is passed.
So a single socket has connect and accept called on it. Now, main does
call create_socket twice, so this does happen to two sockets, but it's
broken in each case.
>What are you trying to do? Why are you connecting and accepting? Why do
you need two threads?

I'm migrating a java module to python. In the java code, after
creating a socket,
the code gets an InputStream and an OutputStream from that socket,
sends and receives data in different threads.
So I just want to do the same thing. (at least do the same thing
currently, I don't want to change all related projects at the same
Two threads per socket is a bad design. :(
>Have you seen Twisted? http://twistedmatrix.com/

not yet, but it seems that it's quite a complicated module, isn't it?
is it possible to get the work done without adopting such a monster? :)
It's complicated so that applications using it don't have to be. It's
easier to write network code with Twisted than with the socket and
threading modules.

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